December 12, 2023
$29.95 | $19.95
The Terror + The Little Shop of Horrors
60th Anniversary Special Edition
Haunted castles and bloodthirsty plants showcase the two sides of Roger Corman when these classics are presented together.
BD: $29.95 | DVD: $19.95
The two sides of Roger Corman are represented with The Terror (1963) and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). Corman's Gothic, spooky side is on display in The Terror, an atmospheric horror tale of a French soldier whose encounter with a ghostly woman leads him to a mysterious castle full of dark secrets. The pairing of a youthful Jack Nicholson as the soldier and veteran Boris Karloff as the castle's owner make The Terror a memorable example of Corman's mid-sixties Goth period. Though Corman is credited as director, several others took a turn behind the camera, including Nicholson himself, Monte Hellman, and Francis Ford Coppola. Meanwhile, Corman's more whimsical side is on display in The Little Shop of Horrors. This legendary cult film features a bumbling florist's assistant who creates a giant plant that happens to crave human blood. The usual Corman stock company is on hand, including Jonathan Haze and Dick Miller, plus a cameo by Nicholson as a dental patient with a high threshold for pain.
"A lost soldier encounters a mysterious beauty haunting a half-deserted castle."
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight
1963 | HD | 80 minutes
An 18th Century French Lieutenant in Napoleon's army encounters the ghostly apparition of a young woman. Curiosity leads Lt. Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson) to the castle of Baron Von Leppe (Boris Karloff), where he notices a painting of the Baron's late wife Ilsa, who looks identical to the ghostly woman. Determined to unravel the castle's mystery, Duvalier learns that the Baron has many terrifying secrets. Though officially credited to Roger Corman, The Terror had a total of five collaborative directors, including Nicholson himself, and Francis Ford Coppola.
The Little Shop of Horrors
"A clumsy young man creates a plant that craves human blood!"
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller
1960 | HD | 73 minutes
If you're young enough, this tale of a man-eating plant might scare you. If you're old enough, it'll make you laugh. Little Shop of Horrors is the insane story of lonely florist Seymour (Jonathan Haze) and his hungry plant, Audrey. Seymour will go to great lengths to make sure Audrey is fed and happy. With a cast that includes Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, and a very young Jack Nicholson as a scene stealing dental patient, director Roger Corman and screenwriter Charles Griffith give us a comic horror masterpiece for the ages!